Until very recently, that is. A recent build needed tailored dado cuts, and after some pretty severe fettling, each of these Stanley side rabbet planes are at the ready. I’d not really even attempted to use them, with good reason as it turned out: The #99 needed the mouth filed a bit, the cutter bent into useable shape and the cutter’s edge re-bevelled. Never would have worked the way it was; no wonder it’s in such good shape!
The (missing) fence for the #98 has now been replaced, so both are complete. Huzzah for tools that work!